Nearly half of the active population in the labor market speaks English, followed by French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian. Film production crews work to a standard 12-hour day, including 1-hour lunch, during 7 days a week. There are no extra costs for weekends, bank holidays, or night shoots. Further convenience comes with the fact that Romania authorities do not require work permits of foreign crew.
A significant advantage of shooting here is fast-track permitting to shoot most anywhere at very low location fees. As across much of Europe, Value Added Tax (VAT) is not applied to local service invoices.
The sun rises over the Black Sea on our Eastern shores. Also bordering our land to the east is the Republic of Moldova, to the north Ukraine, to the south and to the west both Serbia and Hungary.
In four distinct seasons, Romania temperatures can reach up to 35 degrees Celsius in the summer and drop to 7 degrees in the winter. The diverse landscape is characterized evenly by mountain ranges, hills, and plains.
Thanks to its architecture and natural landscapes, the beauty of Romania can hold its own next to more famous locations and even used as a cost-effective alternative. You can shoot amazing images here at significant savings for your production budget.
The Carpathian mountains are a real tourist attraction, comparable with the Alps. Exploring Romania's forests will remind you of northern Norway and some parts of eastern Romania can feel like the Wild West.
Remnants of Greek civilization dot the quiet wildness of the Black Sea coastline where today’s residents live amidst the charm of 18th- and 19th-century architecture. This ever-vibrant region includes select areas reminiscent of Berlin, Paris, or Rome ambience over the past 6 centuries.
The Belle Époque is synonomous with Romania's capital, Bucharest. Visible French influence that earned it the name "Little Paris" adds to the diversity of shoot locations.
Bucharest has evolved into a dynamic city with foreign visitors increasingly drawn to the beating heart of its Old Town at the center of cultural fare complemented by a night life filled with colorful bars, pubs, and restaurants.
Seemingly a world apart, but ever-present, is Romania’s recent past. The world’s second largest public building after the Pentagon, its Parliament Palace stands in ominous testimony to Romania’s times ruled by a communist regime.
Joshua Tree producer.